Thursday, 13 October 2016

Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300s of New Zealand (4)

Imports of Alpi 300s slowed down a bit from 2008 but they are still being imported in 2016.  The final group with retractable undercarriages is as follows:  All this group are badged as Pioneer 300 Hawks.

ZK-CJN4 (c/n 224) was a replacement for Colin J Nagel's earlier Alpi 300 ZK-CJN3, and was first registered to him at Masterton on 1/2/08.  (Colin Nagel has since gone on to register ZK-CJN5 which is a Tecnam P2008).  It is photo'd above at the 2009 Wings Over Wairarapa airshow, on 17/1/09.

It was re-registered as ZK-CJZ2 on 1/5/12 and it was sold to Jonathon T Elliot and Colin R Chalmers of Dunedin on 5/9/13.  It is photo'd above at Taieri on 21/2/14.

ZK-LPX (c/n 237) was first registered to Alpi Aviation NZ Ltd of Kaukapakapa on 6/8/08 and was then sold to the Avex Holdings Trust of Kaukapakapa (c/- Rex Swensson) on 16/11/09.  It is photo'd above at Paul Hopper's airstrip at Silverdale before competing in the Northern Microlight Club's Poker Run rally on 28/3/09.  Rex Swensson had previously owned Alpi 200 ZK-PKT.

ZK-RJV (c/n 296) was first registered to Glencora Jersey Stud Ltd of Karamea (Alan and Nova Scarlett) on 11/1/11, and it was named Karamea as in this photo taken at Rangiora on 25/1/11.  On 21/10/14 ownership changed to Geoffrey M Rogers of Dunedin.

And our most recent Alpi 300 retractable gear model is ZK-TGB (c/n 370) that was registered to Graham B Smith of Timaru on 15/1/16.  Power is supplied by a Rotax 912iS engine.  It is photo'd above outside Logan McLean's hangar at Fernside Field near Rangiora, where Alpi Aviation NZ Ltd is now based.

Alpi Aviation NZ  has a good website at

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